Companies face a need to keep your employees healthy at a distance
Many companies today are using a distributed workforce to handle the difficulty of the COVID-19 virus that has disrupted lives and businesses everywhere. With employees scattered, we have a few recommendations for ways to ensure their health and wellbeing from afar. Whether you work for or run a big corporation or work for you self, these are a few tips that can help you find more health this season.
Encourage the use of telehealth
While most doctors’ offices remain open, many patients may be nervous to schedule an in-person appointment, which is why telehealth is an important resource in today’s environment. Many large employers already offer access of virtual healthcare though their plans, and they should be encouraging their workers to take advantage of that benefit. If a patient can use the technology safely and effectively, telehealth should be taken advantage of.
Provide mental health programs
COVID-19 is not just affecting employee’s physical health – it’s also causing mental health issues for employees who are stressed, upset, and anxious about the situation. Employer-provided mental health programs can make a positive impact. Coaches, therapists, and even apps can teach strategies for managing increased stress, for example the use of relaxation techniques. In addition, health habits including regular sleep, exercise and taking the right vitamins can play an important role in combatting anxiety and depression. By helping employees to cope more effectively with their stress, mental health programs can increase employee productivity.
Support financial wellness
Financial wellness and education are very important right now. Programs that help employees budget and save money should be promoted during these times as employees deal with financial challenges that may arise due to the pandemic. These challenges could include loss of a job in the family, higher medical bills, etc. Providing resources may help encourage smart behaviors and ease financial stress.
Promote energy and focus
Every job is different, but for many, working from home during the pandemic gives employees much more free time than usual. Boredom and loss of purpose can be to personal wellbeing. The good news is that free time can be used productively. In fact, Google encourages employees to devote 20% of their time to side projects. Letting employees get creative with personal projects is a great way to keep them busy while also providing the business with exciting new material. In addition reduced time spent on commuting and other office related activities can allow for more time to exercise and destress. More time spent on meal prep and planning can lead to healthier habits. In addition, taking the right vitamins can support immunity, improve energy and focus and help people feel their best. A personalized multivitamin is the best way to get the right nutrients for each individual based on their unique health needs. Take our vitamin quiz to get the right vitamins for your needs.
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Romy Block specializes in Endocrinology and Metabolism and is mother to three active adolescent boys. Arielle Levitan is a Doctor of Internal Medicine with a special interest in Preventive Medicine and Women’s Health. She is a mother of three teenagers. As professional women with active family lives, they recognize that people often neglect their own health needs and are uncertain about what vitamins to take. Each person is different in her diet, exercise and health history, and will benefit from different nutrients. After years of advising their patients about the proper vitamins to take, Drs. Block and Levitan created Vous Vitamin® to provide people everywhere with quality vitamins that are suited to their individual needs. They are authors of the award winning The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health (She Writes Press, 2015). Take your vitamin quiz now to get exactly the right vitamins for your needs.
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